New UMaine MyCampus Portal Announcement and Community Boards!

The new UMaine Portal announcement and community bulletin boards that replace FirstClass Conference boards will be open for business on December 1! The FirstClass bulletin conferences will remain active until the end of this calendar year. After that, you will be able to view messages in the conferences but will not be able to post new messages to them. 

The link to the new Portal version of “Announcements and Alerts” will be located just above the right column on the Portal homepage:

You can access the list of all currently active portal community boards via the “Other Community Boards” link adjacent to “Announcements and Alerts.” The list of active Portal community boards includes the following:

  • Commencement Ticket Swap
  • Community Events
  • Job Board
  • Lost and Found
  • Virtual Yard Sale

The new UMaine Portal boards introduce features not available in FirstClass. For example, when you post an announcement to a board you can subscribe to your post and receive email notifications when others reply to it. As with FirstClass, you can attach images and files to all posts. A User’s Guide for the new UMaine boards can be found here (portal login required).